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Jamaica - Americas


Geographic zone Americas
Region: Central America and Carribean
Population2 868 000
in: 2011
World rank: 138
Population Forecast in 20502 683 000
World rank in 2050: 141
Capital Kingston
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: not avail
in: not avail
Main language spoken English
Area (sq km)11 000
World rank: 164
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions JMD) 14 14|not defined 14|JMD
in: 2010
Rank: 115
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (JMD) 4790 4790|not defined 4790|JMD
in: 2010
Rank: 107
Currency Jamaican Dollar
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) JMD =
Public debt (% of GDP)123
in: 2010
Geographic zone Americas
Region: Central America and Carribean
Population2 868 000
in: 2011
World rank: 138
Population Forecast in 20502 683 000
World rank in 2050: 141
Population growth by 2050-185 000
Rank move: -3
Growth: -6.45 %
Capital Kingston
in: 2011
Capital population
Number: not avail
in: not avail
Time zone
Time difference vs GMT: -5
Main language spoken English
Area (sq km)11 000
World rank: 164
Population density261 per sq.km.
World rank: 44
Urbanization52 %
in: 2011
Median age24.2
in: 2011
Age Structure
65+: 7.6 %
15-64: 62.3 %
0-14: 30.1 %
in: 2011
Birth rate (per 1000)19.2
in: 2010
Death rate (per 1000)6.54
in: 2010
Life expectancy73
Female: 75
Male : 72
in: 2011
Male ratio49.49 %
Literacy (age 15+)87.9 %
Female: 91.6 %
Male : 84.1 %
in: 2003
Average Height
Male cm : 172
Female cm: 161
Obesity rate %
Male : 10
World rank: 115
Female: 38.2
World rank: 24
Telephone code1876 1-876
Internet. jm
FIPS 10 JM
ISO Code JM
GDP (billions $) GDP (billions not defined) GDP (billions JMD) 14 14|not defined 14|JMD
in: 2010
Rank: 115
GDP per Capita (USD) GDP per Capita (not defined) GDP per Capita (JMD) 4790 4790|not defined 4790|JMD
in: 2010
Rank: 107
Currency Jamaican Dollar
Currency code and today's rate (vs USD) JMD =
Public debt (% of GDP)123
in: 2010
GDP breakdown by sector
GDP Services: 64.6 %
GDP Industry: 29.7 %
GDP Agriculture: 5.7 %
Labor Force breakdown by sector
Labor Force Services: 64 %
Labor Force Industry: 19 %
Labor Force Agriculture: 17 %
Annual income per capita (USD) Annual income per capita (not defined) Annual income per capita (JMD) 9000 9000|not defined 9000|JMD
in: 2011
Unemployment rate %12.9
in: 2010
Population below poverty line16.5 %